Michael Troy Hutto Biography — Wiki
Michael Troy Hutto is the co-founder of a popular Florida clothing brand “Salt Lake” who has reportedly been arrested on a manslaughter charge in the death Thursday of Lora Grace Duncan.
Hutto was arrested Friday at a hospital in Jacksonville while wearing hospital scrubs and skid-proof socks, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Michael Troy Hutto Age
Michael Troy Hutto is 54 years old as of 2020.
Michael Troy Hutto, Co-founder of Salt Lake
In 2003, he co-founded Salt Life apparel in Jacksonville Beach with three friends that would go on to become the namesake of the beach and aquatic lifestyle brand he served as president, the newspaper reported.
Hutto and his friends billed themselves as “hardcore fishermen” who were “living the salt life” on open waters, ultimately building the local outfit to a popular brand in ensuing years, the Times-Union reported.
Company officials said in a statement that Hutto had not been involved in the clothing line since 2013. Meanwhile, he and his partners sold the business for nearly $40 million.
Michael Troy Hutto Family
Hutto’s family could not be reached Saturday for comment, the Palm Beach Post reported.
Lora Grace Duncan’s Killer: Michael Troy Hutto
Investigators had been looking for the woman, named Lora Grace Duncan, since October 26, when her parents asked the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office to conduct a welfare check. She had previously left the county voluntarily, the newspaper reported.
News4Jax obtained these photos of 18 yo Grace Duncan. The Lake City teen was found shot to death inside a Riviera Beach hotel room. The co-founder of Salt Life, Troy Hutto, is charged w/ manslaughter. @wjxt4
Photos: Captured Memories by Esta.https://t.co/0O04mo4i5N pic.twitter.com/2S3EZ7ROPK
— Corley Peel (@WJXT_CorleyPeel) October 31, 2020
Officers responded to the facility following a welfare check on Duncan at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort on Singer Island near Palm Beach, where the 18-year-old was found dead Thursday from a gunshot wound.
Michael Troy Hutto, who has been suspicious, has been arrested in the shooting death of “kind-hearted and sweet” 18-year-old Duncan in a Palm Beach County hotel room.
What we know so far
Duncan’s body was found unconscious by Riviera Beach police after being called to the Hilton on Singer Island. Police arrested Hutto in connection with the death of Duncan on Friday.
It is still unclear what relationship if any, Hutto had with Duncan at the time of her death. However, a young woman named Haley Lance said Duncan used to be friends with Hutto’s daughter.
Lance said she and Duncan had been friends in grammar school and had recently reconnected.